Play with toys and games from all around the world and meet their inventors, stage events, characters, Radio Disney, Top Trump Tournament, KenKen Tournament, Star Wars Breakfast, mascots and more. New in 2012, toy and game fashion show on Nov. 14.When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Miss Carol's cross-curricular music and movement instantly invite audiences to join in singing, dancing and rhythmic movement. She'll engage and entertain us with music from her six popular children's CDs.When: 4 p.m.
A concert of acoustic guitar, folk music, and storytelling set to song produced by Des Plaines' own Tim Vana. To order tickets, contact the Des Plaines History Center at 847-391-5399.When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17; 3 p.m. Nov. 18
Talented local artisans sell unique handmade gifts including art jewelry, hand-knitted and woven scarves and garments, ornaments, wood carvings, paintings, and glass. A visit from Santa, strolling carolers and Christmas trees decorated by local preschools add to the fun.When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dakota Sioux storyteller and visual artist Robert Wapahi of Chicago presents a program of traditional, historical, and true contemporary tales for all ages. For information, call (847) 475-1030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.When: 2-3 p.m.
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
When: 2 p.m.
The world's largest specialty event devoted to classic muscle cars and Corvettes features more than 500 cars. Kids and parents can enter the Miniature Model Car Contest, participate in a scavenger hunt and attend the Rescue 1 Fire Safety program. Plus, an exhibit that feature bikes from Schwinn, Sears, Murray, Montgomery Wards and Raleigh with iconic "ape hanger" handlebars and banana seats. For more information, visit mcacn.com.When: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 18
Cookies, gifts, and coffee or hot cider. Santa is available for photos for $10.When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Just as Victor Frankenstein created his monster from parts of many different people, this new iteration of "500 Clown Frankenstein" is constructed by a cast of rotating performers. Five clowns reconfigure into three different casts, each charged with the same task: "make monster."When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday